Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding

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TALUKDAR DR AKSHAY

Fellow, Elected 2012


Born in Ghograpar, Nalbari, Assam, India 1st January, 1966. Educated at Ghograpar High School, Ghograpar, 1976-1983, Higher Secondary studies at Arya Vidyapeeth College, Guwahati, 1983-1985. Graduation and Post-Graduation from Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, Assam, 1986-1992. Obtained the Ph.D. degree from South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, China,1999-2003. Got Post-Doctoral training at Purdue University, USA, 2012.

Principal Scientist & In-charge Division of Genetics & National Phytotron Facility, Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi, IARI, 2012 - till date.

Agricultural Extension Officer (AEO), Department of Agriculture, Govt. of Assam, 1992 - 1996. Junior Scientist, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, Assam, 1996 - 2003. Assistant Professor (Agril. Biotechnology),, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, Assam, 2003 - 2006. Senior Scientist, Division of Genetics, Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi, 2006 - 2012

Fellow: Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding.

Award: University Gold Medal, 1990, ASPEE Gold Medal, 1990, Dr. K Das memorial Gold Medal, 1990, Dr. S.R. Barooah Cash Prize, 1990, L.K. Devi memorial Cash Prize, Assam Company Fellowship, 1989-1990; Chinese Govt. Fellowship, 1999-2003, Best Teacher Award, IARI, 2016.

Research Areas: Molecular breeding of soybean and rice. Developed a novel mapping population called Single Segment Substitution Lines (SSSLs) in rice. Working on creation of genetic variability in soybean through wide hybridization, elimination of anti-nutritional factor through marker-assisted selection (MAS), understanding mechanisms of seed viability in soybean, genetics of various traits and QTL mapping.

Address: Principal Scientist, Division of Genetics, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110012; Phone: 011-25841481 (Off), 011-23382231 (Res), E-mail: akshay.talukdar1@gmail.com; atalukdar@iari.res.in, akshay.talukdar@icar.gov.in